I graduated with a 2.1 in Engineering in the last academic year and I have not been successful in progressing within the IB recruitment processes. I am looking to sky-rocket my suitability to succeed in an Investment Bank and would like some advice. I am thinking of doing a post graduate degree in a related field at a recognised university. Also I have no relevant experience for Banking and obviously would like to get some, but I do not know where to start.
So what I am asking is if anyone can offer me suggestions on PG courses at Top UK (and maybe EU) Universities which would hopefully have some work placement in relevant roles but well priced which I can afford (unlike the £20,000+ that some MSc in Finance’s cost). Maybe you have done one, or maybe you know someone who has, any suggestion will help.
Also suggestions on how I can acquire relevant work experience, I have asked a number of these banks if they would allow me to voluntarily offer help or be an assistant for one of their employees, however some have declined stating that voluntary work can not be contracted and without a contract, they would not let me go near sensitive material due to data protection and risk of repercussions from clients if data leaked.